Category Archives: DARREN BEADMAN

THE DAZZLING COMEBACK OF DARREN BEADMAN

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It would be an understatement to say that many of us worried for Darren Beadman when, in 2012 in Hong Kong, a shocking fall off a horse that collapsed during a barrier trial, called time on … Continue reading

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RACING IN WA AND RODNEY DANGERFIELD

It’s a pity if the thinking is that because that, well, this is how it’s always been, so why change now is why racing in Western Australia continues to be the Rodney Dangerfield of racing in Oz- getting no respect … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING DESIREE GILL AND LOOKING AHEAD

It really was a Black Saturday which had nothing to do with favorites biting the dust at Flemington and Randwick, dodgy getaways at Shatin and losses on the punt. It had to do with a much bigger loss- the loss … Continue reading

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THE GURU ON SHATIN ON SUNDAY AND OTHER WTF VIEWS

THE GURU ON SHATIN ON SUNDAY AND OTHER WTF VIEWS TVN’s race caller extraordinaire Terry Bailey leaves me stone cold at the best of times and makes Hong Kong’s Brett Davies sound like Ian Craig, but he-and TVN- outdid himself … Continue reading

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THE KINDA ODD ISSUES ISSUE

BOOKIES BOSS IS WAY OFF THE RAILS The silly season has arrived prematurely, or so you would think after reading the extraordinary comments on the vexed issue of corruption in racing attributed to Victorian Bookmakers boss Lyndon Hsu in last … Continue reading

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THE ANNUAL FAST TRACK AND RACINGB*TCH AWARDS FOR THE HONG KONG 2011-2012 SEASON

Before the Hong Kong Jockey Club gives out its annual awards after the embarrassing spectacle of seeing jockeys filmed begging people to vote for them to be Hong Kong’s “most popular jockey”- truly cringe-worthy stuff that has been around for … Continue reading

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THE BRAVE NEW WORLD ISSUE

Some of us were watching the latest installment of an inter-active video created for what was a dying brand- Tipp-ex- and which went viral when it first came out in 2010 and called “A Hunter Shoots A Bear”.   http://socialtimes.com/tipp-ex-youtube-campaign_b21887Continue reading

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THE “IT’S A WORRY” ISSUE

DO RACING’S MARKETERS REALLY KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING? We often write about the V’landy’s, the”E.B’s”, the Massaras, the Napthines etc, but what about those worker bees- those working for these people and to whom the marketing of racing is entrusted? … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: BEADMAN THROWN OFF HORSE IN TRIALS.

Darren Beadman got thrown off a horse at the trials this morning and has been taken to hospital with a possible fractured cheekbone and other injuries. Damien Oliver is on standby to fly over and take his rides at Shatin … Continue reading

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THE “VISIONARY AND DULLARDS” ISSUE

We have received almost a suspiciously jealous glut of emails asking what makes Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of the HKJC, a visionary in the racing industry. Well, the easy answer is that since “E.B” as he is popularly known, doesn’t wear … Continue reading

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